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Comment author: RomeoStevens 02 December 2016 01:06:57AM *  5 points [-]

Very good tips. Especially the part about getting more scope sensitive, this has positive flow through effects to other areas of life when practiced.

conventionally reliable sources

this step can be trickier than it seems at first blush because of optimization for looking prestigious and reliable by orgs that use ideologically motivated data gathering techniques. As a first pass, if the org seems to data gather to fuel some sort of lobbying effort you should only trust the data they gather that is unrelated to their area of interest (that they collected incidentally) ht Jim Babcock.